Alex Monfort Trio

Paris based pianist Alex Monfort is presently rising to fame in the jazz world. His trio has found success in prestigious competitions such as the Rezzo Focal de Vienne, Jazz à St Germain des Près, Jazz à Vannes, Trophée SACEM, and the Blue Note Festival, where they unanimously took first place. Following their success in competition, the trio was enthusiastically received on stage at Sunset-Sunside in Paris for the release of their first album.

In his latest Opus "Introspection" (May 2018), pianist Alex Monfort pays homage to many of his heroes, such as Mulgrew Miller, Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, and John Coltrane, blending with the influence of African-American jazz roots.

This will be the last performance of a successful West coast tour before returning to Paris.

Tyler Harlow is a bassist, composer, and band leader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. While he primarily keeps busy as a jazz musician, he can often be seen playing a variety of genres including funk, soul, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and reggae.

Tyler graduated from the California Jazz Conservatory in 2018. He’s been featured as an ‘Emerging Artist’ by Jazz in the Neighborhood, been a member of the award-winning California Jazz Conservatory Advanced Combo, and has taught at the Stanford Jazz Workshop. He has performed and recorded with Dann Zinn, Tony Miceli, Anthony Smith, Marcos Silva, Erik Jekabson, Kari Ikonen, and Greg Glassman.

Matthew Buckner is a drummer, composer and producer hailing from Minneapolis, MN. A graduate of the University of Miami Frost School of Music, Matthew performed as part of the Brian Lynch Artists Ensemble, as well as with a Downbeat Award winning trio with David Leon and Lowell Ringel. He has performed around the US and Canada as part of the Ariel Pocock group, including performances at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Quebec City International Jazz Festival, and the 2014 Jazz Cruise.

He recorded an album of original and improvised music, Wabi Sabi, as part of the collaborative trio "Inventions and Dimensions".

Relocated to the Bay Area, he performs with musicians including Aaron Kruziki, Jay Standards, Nora Stanley, Luke Westbrook, Tony Tixier, Luis Salcedo, Dahveed Behroozi, Eric Vogler, Tyler Harlow, and Owen Clapp.